Students are expected to:
Give a technical presentation of their assigned topics;
Demonstrate research software prototypes whenever applicable;
Turn in a short technical report on their assigned topics (10 pages).
Students will be graded on their preparedness for discussion, their presentations and their seminar report. The report must be typeset in LaTeX. Both the LaTeX source and the PDF generated from it must be submitted as a TAR or ZIP archive. A LaTeX template is here.
The seminar report must contain references to all the articles that were used. Each literature entry must include a brief and concise summary of the article's contribution and the contribution's benefits. Please use the BibTex "note" field for this purpose and inline the bibliography by including the bbl file into the LaTeX source.
All seminar participants must perform a thorough search for scientific literature on their chosen topics. At least the following sources must be searched for relevant literature:
ACM Digital Library http://dl.acm.org/
Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/
Authors' homepages found via web searches with relevant keywords
It is imperative that students follow literature references backwards (to identify seminal and foundational papers on their subject i.e., the first ones to report results on the topic under consideration) and forward (using the cited-by features of digital libraries, or Web searches for the current paper's title) to identify the most recent work on the topic under consideration.
Note that newsticker articles or Wikipedia articles do not count as scientific literature.